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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.<p>Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who …

Pharma

Will whack-a-mole strategy succeed vs. terrorists?

<b>(CNN) —</b> American counterterrorism officials have had much to celebrate in recent days: the killing of ISIS commander Abu Sayyaf in Syria and the trove of "intel" that was taken from his residence by U.S. special forces; the death of the leader of al Qaeda's branch in Yemen, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, in a …

Middle East

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

New Jersey

58 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 58 dishes exist.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food …

Healthy Eating

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

spirit in the sky Norman Greenbaum

5 Ways to Get Toned With a Medicine Ball

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

The New Epicurious Infuses Recipes With Google And Tinder

Leave it to the recipe sites to cook up bold experiments in design.<p>It’s been a year of big change for food sites. NYT Cooking is making a century and a half of <i>New York Times</i> recipes searchable and beautiful. IBM’s Chef Watson powered by <i>Bon Appétit</i> is recalculating your tired pantry items into …

Cooking

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

Bright and Easy: Pasta Recipes for Spring

Bursting with color, from single shades to the full spectrum, each of our spring pastas is a lavish treat for the eye, yet still super-simple to pull together.<p>Create a colorful yet minimal palette with emerald-green arugula. The peppery greens do double duty: First, they’re blended with garlic, …

31 Healthy Recipes That Require Zero Cooking

Making creative and healthy meals at home doesn’t have to mean slaving over a hot stove for hours—or even turning on the stove at all! With a handful …

Healthy Eating

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat | Men's Health

These meatballs are juicy and tender and somehow fluffy, without falling apart. Even the accompanying sauce is otherworldly. The muscled-up marinara uses San Marzano tomatoes, famous for their bright, fruity flavor, and reserved meatball juices for extra awesomeness.<p>If you’re going to tackle this …

Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation

Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress.<p>The National Rifle …

ATF to Ban Popular Ammunition

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has announced its intention to ban the manufacture and sale of a popular type of …

Quick: Chicken Dinner Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

Chicken for dinner, and in no time at all. These are the fast, flavorful recipes to add to your repertoire.<p>Bone-in chicken thighs cook under the broiler in next to no time. A crunchy, sweet, and refreshing salad complements the juicy meat.<p>Watch how to make this recipe.

Texas considers allowing open carry of handguns

Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.<p>That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights.<p>"If open …

Shoot or don't shoot: Police scenarios prove eye-opening for civil rights leaders

It was a split-second decision.<p>A distressed man with a baby in tow was pacing back and forth in a manic state and shouting incoherently. The responding police officer calmly addressed the man in an attempt to calm him down and defuse the situation, but the man suddenly pulled an object from his …

Justice

How Roof Snow Removal In Minneapolis, MN Can Save You Money

Posted by Ryan walker on Feb 2015 in Business | Comments Off on How Roof Snow Removal In Minneapolis, MN Can Save You Money<p>If you have ever seen …

School Districts

7 retro-inspired iOS games you should’ve been playing yesterday

Every gamer over a certain age has a fondness for the 8- and 16-bit titles they grew up with, so it’s no surprise developers born in the 1980s are now creating nostalgia-infused iOS games harking back to the glory days of the Genesis and S.N.E.S. But which of these should you be playing? …

Red Dead Redemption

Frank Herbert’s Dune at 50 has life in it yet

Confusing sequels, terrible prequels and poor adaptations aside, Frank Herbert’s masterpiece still stands up as the one of the truly great sci-fi novels<p>I first discovered Dune through David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s SF masterpiece. The “Lynchian” style, that novelist David …

Science Fiction
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Fantastic landscape photography makes Earth look like a magic dimension

Greg Boratyn captures landscapes with absolute perfection. The photo above, taken in Patagonia, Argentina, using multiple exposures while the rising …

Woodworking

One Fast Cat exercise wheel<p>See more<p>Round nest and platforms + hammock<p>See more<p>The wall cat wheel // the wall bike for cats by HolinDesign<p>The wall cat …

Pictures of the Week 1.1.15

dSLR tips for beginners: How to use Shutter-priority mode

Your dSLR's (or ILC's, or enthusiast compact's) Shutter-priority mode is perfect when you care about shutter speed beyond all else. Here's what you need to know to use it.<p>What it is<p>It probably sounds obvious, but you use shutter-priority mode when you need to control shutter speed and don't care …

Cameras

23 Landscape Photography Tips From A Pro

Landscapes may be a popular subject among photographers, but it takes a lot of mastery, patience, and a certain frame of mind to capture imagery that …

Landscape Photography